|Capitalism, Democracy, and Development - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Kiki Edozie (James Madison College at MSU) compares recent corruption scandals in Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya. She argues that democratic crises are closely tied to economic crises. At the end, the implications of these processes for African politics are considered.
Keywords: Africa; Alegi; capitalism; corruption; democracy; development; Kenya; Kiki Edozie; Limb; Nigeria; politics; South Africa
|Maghrebi Women and Ethnopsychiatry - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Rita El-Khayat (University of Chieti, Italy) is an anthropologist, psychiatrist, novelist and poet from Morocco. Guest host is Professor Safoi Babana-Hampton (MSU). El-Khayat describes her work on North African women; the study and practice of psychiatry; and the importance of breaking down barriers through cultural mixing (métissage). The interview took place during the conference "Muslims, Race, and the Public Sphere" recently hosted by the Muslim Studies Program at MSU.
Keywords: anthropology; feminism; Islam; literature; Maghreb; Muslims; North Africa; Peter Alegi; Peter Limb; psychiatry; Rita El-Khayat; Safoi Babana-Hampton; women
|New Media and Southern African Studies - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
New Media and Southern African Studies in the 21st century: What are the politics and ethics of digital knowledge production? How can podcasts enhance teaching, research, and international networking? Listen to this stimulating discussion held at the recent NEWSA meeting featuring yours truly, Elizabeth Green Musselman (Southwestern University), and questions from the audience (Download: "The Possibilities of Podcasting").
Keywords: ALUKA; CVET; digitization; Elizabeth Green-Musselman; new media; Overcoming Apartheid; Peter Alegi; Peter Limb; podcasts; South Africa; Southern Africa